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Junior Achievement

Preparing Kids for the Business of Life

Junior Achievement of Central Ohio
Helps Prepare Today's Students for a Bright Future

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Junior Achievement of Central Ohio's volunteer-led, K-12 programs create real-world experiences that teach financial literacy, ignite an entrepreneurial way of thinking, and build skills for success in careers and in life. 

 
28,023
STUDENTS reached LOCALLY
2017-2018
1,165
CLASSES LOCALLY
2017-2018
3,910
VOLUNTEERS LOCALLY
2017-2018
235
SCHOOLS reached LOCALLY
2017-2018

Which Way To JA?

Corporate Donor

Your corporation can support the growing need for youth development in Central Ohio by helping today's students with the critical skills and the character necessary to succeed in your 21st century workplace.

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Individual Donor

Not affiliated with a corporation partnered with JA? You can make a donation directly to JA of Central Ohio!

CORPORATE VOLUNTEER

By volunteering for JA through your organization, you can help connect students' classroom learning to the real world.
 

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INDIVIDUAL VOLUNTEER

Not affiliated with a corporation partnered with JA? You can volunteer in your community directly with JA of Central Ohio!

EDUCATOR

Quality volunteers from the community guide your students through hands-on programming that inspires students to succeed in the business of life!
 

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LEARN MORE ABOUT JA PROGRAMS

Not an Educator? Find out how you can get JA programs into your Central Ohio school!
 

Why Junior Achievement?

  • 20% of U.S. students will not complete high school on time and earn a diploma.
  • 49% of U.S. employers recognize that talent shortages impact their ability to serve clients and customers.
  • 36% of Americans say that they have at some point in their lives felt their financial situation was out of control.
  • 91% of millennials wish they had greater access to entrepreneurial education programs.
  • See results of JA programming read the 2016-2017 JA Alumni Report.
Why Junior Achievement?

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JA of Central Ohio Spotlight

JA BizTown Summer Camp

JA BizTown Summer Camp

Registration is now open for JA BizTown Summer Camp! Spots fill up quickly, so register today.

Casino Night

Casino Night

When: May 9, 2019
Where: The Grand Event Center
Time: 5:30pm - 9:30pm

Presented by Pepper Construction, all proceeds from Casino Night benefit the students of central Ohio! Join us for a fun night of cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, casino games and prizes!

Inspiring Young Entrepreneurs- A podcast with The Successful Micropreneur

Inspiring Young Entrepreneurs- A podcast with The Successful Micropreneur

Local Professionals in Westerville Interview Students for JA BizTown

Local Professionals in Westerville Interview Students for JA BizTown

Wilder Elementary School conducted JA BizTown interviews on February 1 with an all-star list of interviewers, including the Mayor and Vice Mayor of Westerville, a School Board member, a local doctor, a veterinarian, an airplane mechanic, a real estate agent, an interpreter, an accountant, a school counselor, a Kiwanis member, and an ESL coordinator. 

  • "I can't think of a better gift for kids than to prepare them for success in the real world." - Aaron Bahe, Columbus City School Teacher

  • "I loved being the mayor of JA BizTown. I now have a good understanding of how busy business can be." - Gabbie Schneider, JA BizTown Student

  • "I loved my job as the CFO! It was so much fun. If I did this everyday it would be great!" - JA BizTown Student

  • "Kids are capable of more than we know. JA is a great way to demonstrate the real life skills they will all need." JA of Central Ohio Volunteer

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